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Definition of evenly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1in a smooth, regular, or equal way Make sure the paint covers the surface evenly. She was fast asleep, breathing evenly. evenly spaced at four inches apart evenly cooked meat Arrange the tomato slices evenly on the top.
  2. 2with equal amounts for each person or in each place evenly distributed/divided Incidence of the disease is fairly evenly spread across Europe. The two teams are very evenly matched (= are equally likely to win).
  3. 3calmly; without showing any emotion “I warned you not to call me,” he said evenly.
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